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Wells accompanied Tillerson on his just concluded trip to Afghanistan,” Lol pata nahi c ki pic poori paa den gey. koi nahi chappal naal vi tor poori hai? @YUVSTRONG12 — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 25 July 2017 Yuvraj has been absent from the Indian Test setup for some time His last game in the longest format of the game for India was against England in 2012 Although his reputation as one of the most destructive batsmen in limited overs cricket has been established Yuvraj has not been able to replicate that success in Test cricket Dhawan while being known as a batsman who can take the game away from the opposition single-handedly has been inconsistent He has made a return to the Test side after his stellar form recently in limited overs cricket For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: April 9 2016 9:49 am If policymakers were serious about alleviating water shortages for the poor they would first have to blame themselves for the stupidity if not depravity of the policies they have pursued Top News “People are dying — and you want to maintain cricket pitches” asked an over-excited TV anchor But not as morally excited as the learned justices of the Bombay High Court who opined as quoted in the media “that this entire thing of the utilisation of water for IPL matches needs to be thought over” The court also apparently asked the BCCI counsel whether “cricket matches were more important than people or preserving water” An important question Watch Video: Discussing The IPL Water Controversy The first response to this question especially by immoral thinking economists as well as those with a modicum of common sense is to ask a related question — what alternative use is there for water and what is its price In the desert water is worth a lot; and it is also worth a considerable amount in drought-prone areas An average person consumes 150 litres of water per day or 54000 litres per year Assume that a sixth of the population of Maharashtra (around 20 million) has no access to any water for half a year — that is Maharashtra needs to supply (transport) to the drought areas 540 billion litres of water The IPL matches in Maharashtra are estimated to use six million litres of water for watering the grounds But that is an estimate of a corrupt capitalist (and therefore dishonest) BCCI — so let us double the stated amount So the honourable justices and the oh-so-moral NGO Loksatta Movement that brought the PIL against IPL and our learned TV tripping (as in TRP) anchors believe that saving 002 per cent of water will alleviate the water misery of 20 million people It is not for nothing that my column is called “No Proof Required” — moving the IPL will only provide water for 400 people for half a year The Financial Express editorial “IPL vs Sugarcane” (April 8) illustrates the utter stupidity of the position that fewer cricket matches in Maharashtra will “solve” the water shortage problem If policymakers were serious about alleviating water shortages for the poor they would first have to blame themselves for the stupidity if not depravity of the policies they have pursued In particular look at the water-guzzling sugarcane crop Maharashtra encourages the growing of sugarcane: In 2014-15 the estimated sugar output from Maharashtra was 10 billion kgs Each kg of sugar uses 2000 litres of water In other words the total water used for sugarcane cropping in the state was 20 trillion litres You do the math As the FE editorial hints the savings from not having the IPL matches are not even a minuscule fraction of the water used by the sugarcane growers in Maharashtra By creating a moral song and dance about the IPL the immoral elite only proves to the world that it is intellectually dead Neither drought nor poverty is new to Maharashtra First and foremost the responsibility of delivering the much-needed water to all its citizens (and not just the wealthy) lies with the state administration What was the BJP in Maharashtra in particular Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis doing for the past two years Of course doing nothing except banning beef and moralising about the need to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” everywhere What could have Fadnavis done And given that he has not done it what can he do now Basic water needs of humans (150 litres a day) can easily be transported to the drought-hit areas on a daily basis and expenses paid from all the taxes collected by the state Then what is the problem And why hasn’t this solution been offered and used as yet The (non) agricultural policy of the Centre has distorted the food market for decades The Punjab economy is in a mess because of too much rice production in the state The Maharashtra economy is in a mess because of the production of too much sugarcane According to the counsel for the trendsetting Loksatta Movement the BCCI and the IPL “have the means and resources” to shift matches out of Maharashtra but the state government does not have the means and/or the political desire to transport water to its poor drought-hit citizens The IPL-versus-water controversy raises a lot of non-sequitur issues especially the contention that morality has anything to do with it The need of the hour is to conserve water and herewith some people who should be honoured for suggesting (moral) rules for water conservation The top prize goes to Moralist # 1 Nitish Kumar the chief minister of Bihar who has recently banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol (except foreign-made liquor) in Bihar Note how far-sighted and water-saving this policy is No beer will be sold so less toilet water needed for flushing beer-induced piss Moralist # 2 award goes to the ever- thoughtful and far-sighted Pahlaj Nihalani the man in charge of the Central Board of Film Certification of India Sensitive to the IPL-versus-drought conflict he recently gave a U/A rating to The Jungle Book a remake of a children’s film The U/A rating means that children below the age of 12 have to be accompanied by an adult His reason for the U/A rating (and I am not making this up) was that the 3D effects were too scary for children sitting alone Note how very subtly Nihalani is helping the water cause Fewer children screaming means less water is needed to calm them down afterwards and this saved water can be directed to the Maharashtra farmers via the BCCI headquarters and the Bombay High Court both of which are located in Mumbai Herewith are some other Nitish-Nihalani (NN which can also stand for No and No) type sensible policies to help lessen the need for water and help farmers and ordinary people in the drought-hit areas of Maharashtra (and elsewhere): Recommended Policy # 1: Stop asking people to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” Think about it — 500 million people not saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” on a daily basis will save enough water through reduced thirst to flood Latur Recommended Policy # 2 (which is not only recommended but practised in Fadnavis-land): Maharashtrians were asked to have a muted Holi celebration to save water Of course if Holi were not a Hindu festival Holi would have been banned Recommended Policy # 3: Fadnavis could help the poor citizens of his state and improve governance if he removed the ban on the slaughter of old cows (above 16 years of age) Water consumption will go down Although as a Supreme Court (2005) judgment noted doing so would mean that manure production will also go down — this was the primary reason why the honourable court banned the killing of all cows Some questions remain: Why did the honourable court not throw out the morally juvenile petition of Loksatta And why the argument that the IPL should pay for drought relief What sense does that make It is as sensible as placing an environmental tax on the purchase of cricket bats because trees have been felled Paraphrasing Peter Paul and Mary: Where has commonsense gone and when will they ever learn The writer is contributing editor ‘The Indian Express’ and senior India analyst The Observatory Group a New York-based macro policy advisory group For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: April 27 2014 11:18 pm Related News The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is alleged to have set up a Twitter-like service in Cuba to topple the Communist government That’s a hoot though not half as rich as the CIA plot to make Fidel Castro’s beard fall out in public by doctoring his boot polish That happened in 1975 when governments had a finer taste for the politics of the bizarre Now USAID has clarified that its service was simply a project to broaden democracy through discussion How deathly boring Besides it appears that the US Department of State had run a similar project in Af-Pak that USAID operates another programme for the youth in Kenya and projects in Nigeria and Zimbabwe are in the works But the fears that these can be used to topple governments seem exaggerated Revolutions happen only when citizens desperately want them The Arab Spring was not triggered by social media but by dissatisfied citizens who used it to organise and agitate in ways earlier impossible The owners of social media networks are so decisively outnumbered by users who generally hold diverse opinions that it is almost impossible for them to take control of the discourse In the 20th century US charities were suspected to be brainwashing the world by supporting abstract painters and classical dancers Suspecting internet platforms is the 21st century version of the same phobia However the owners of social media can mine the data traversing their networks to arrive at political intelligence and expose patterns in citizen behaviour that are of strategic value But apart from this whether the US government should build Twitter-like networks in foreign parts is something that need not preoccupy anyone except the American taxpayer For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss documented evidence that he had been planning the murder for a number of years prior, Price saidadding? It was heard that the crimes had a ?Suranga Lakmal and? Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials may try to convince the players to tour.

the section was redrafted and it now reads: “124A.Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju met reporters in Delhi on Monday and clarified the issue."The Saarc meeting is a multilateral meeting There are some commitments He is not going to give some message or having a separate meeting with (the) Pakistani Home Minister" File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh AFP Saeed was not the only Pakistani to issue threats to Singh Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin seconded Saeed and accused the home minister of being a "killer of Kashmiris" He also said that PakistanPrime Minister Sharif in addition to immediately recalling its envoy from New Delhi also "suspend trade and diplomatic ties" with India Rajnath Singh’s visit comes at a time when Indo-Pak relations are straining after Pakistan andSharif made provocative statements on the Kashmir situation inthe wake of the killing ofHizbul Mujahideen’s Burhan Wani? “Being a part of Terminator is a life time opportunity.UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar confirmed the receipt of the letter and the team? He added,” Officials at GMSH and a UT health official said they had not seen the report yet. According to the petition, they may or may not change their strategy. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: July 19, Raja Mohan | New Delhi | Published: August 17.

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